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Bulldogs ground Briar Jumpers

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On Friday, the Hazard Bulldog football team loaded the bus and traveled to Somerset to take on the Briar Jumpers. The Bulldogs were able to turn a tight second period game into a blow out as they grounded the Briar Jumpers 53-19.Hazard got on the board first with back-to-back touchdown passes from Tanner Morgan. Morgan hit Jalen Olinger on a 32-yard score, and Trey Higgins followed that with a 12-yard grab.Somerset would tie the score with a touchdown at the end of the first period, and one at the beginning of the second. The next two scores would belong to Hazard. Brandon Jones scored on consecutive possessions. The first on a 44-yard run, and the second on a 10-yarder, sending the Bulldogs to the locker room with the 25-13 lead.

 

Hazard opens All “A” with a win

On Sunday, the Hazard Bulldogs opened their quest for the 14th region All “A” title with the Jackson City Tigers. In what would be a high-scoring event, the Bulldogs were able to send the Tigers packing with the 10-6 win.Hazard’s Justin Combs paced the Bulldogs with a total of five goals on the day. Daniel Turner contributed to the win with three goals and three assists.Cameron Deaton and Hunter Hardy each contributed a goal, while Cameron Johnson had t...

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Lady Bulldogs finish week 2-0

The Hazard Lady Bulldogs played a pair of home games this week, hosting Oneida Baptist Institute and Middlesboro. The Lady Bulldogs were on top of their game, and ended the week with a perfect 2-0 record.In their first game, the Lady Bulldogs took on the Lady Mountaineers from Oneida Baptist Institute. Hazard dominated play from the opening kick, and battled the Lady Mountaineers to the final whistle. They were able to come away with the 3-1 win.Carmen Shepherd posted a ...

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Lady Bulldogs fall out of All ‘A’

This week, the Hazard Lady Bulldog volleyball team participated in the 14th region All “A” tournament. The Lady Bulldogs won their first game against the Wolfe County Lady Wolves (2-0), but fell to the Lady Tigers of Jackson City (1-2).In the first game, Hazard was able to take down the Lady Wolves of Wolfe County. The Lady Bulldogs won the first game in a highly contested match 25-23 and 25-18. The win put them in the second round.In the second round, the La...

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Store fight leads to charges

HAZARD — A man faces charges following a violent incident inside of a store in Big Creek.County police responded to an emergency call on Monday, Sept. 8, from a Marathon store on old Highway 80. Deputy Jerry Burns with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office said he arrested Shawn Michael Smith, 21, of Busy, after he allegedly chased a man into the store and began fighting with him.According to Deputy Burns, Smith and the victim, James Ladd, were initially fighting...

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Halfway to Hazard made Ky. Admirals

Last week, the Herald reported David Tolliver and Chad Warrix, of the band Halfway to Hazard, were named Kentucky Colonels at the seventh annual Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride held earlier this month. In fact, the duo were actually named Kentucky Admirals by the state Natural Resources Cabinet. Senator Brandon Smith presented the certificates to Warrix and Tolliver at the charity event. Smith, who is also a Kentucky Admiral, said it was one of the rarest commendations ...

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City votes to hold Trick-or-Treat night on Halloween

HAZARD—For what may be the first time in at least the last few years, the City of Hazard and Perry County will both be hosting Trick-or-Treat night on Halloween.The Hazard City Commission voted to hold Trick-or-Treat night on the same night as the county during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening.Concerns were raised by Mayor Nan Gorman and the commissioners since Oct. 31 this year falls on a Friday night, which is more traditionally viewed as a high sch...

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Fletcher speaks out

HAZARD —An allegedly homeless Martin County man, accused earlier this year of robbing the Peoples Bank inside the Hazard Wal-Mart Supercenter, has spoken out during an exclusive jailhouse interview in defense of Corner Haven Homeless Shelter.Last week, the Herald reported on the indictment of 39-year-old Floyd Fletcher; Fletcher was indicted on one count of first-degree robbery last month. Perry County Commonwealth’s Attorney John Hansen spoke to the Herald...

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Hazard teacher leaders receive new laptops

HAZARD — Three Hazard Independent school teachers are members of the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative’s (ARI) Next Generation Teacher Leader Academy.In June Triena Bowling from Hazard Middle School, Effie Stidham from Hazard High School, and Kerry Kilburn of Roy G. Eversole Elementary participated in the Next Generation Academy.“As transformational teacher leaders in their schools and participants in the summer academy, the teachers were provided with...

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Hazard man accused of sexual abuse

HAZARD — A Hazard man is facing a sex abuse charge after Hazard police alleged he attempted to touch a juvenile girl inappropriately on several occasions.According to the arrest affidavit, on June 19, Steven M. Jude, 21, of Hazard, was accused of committing the offense. The affidavit indicates that the incident happened prior to June 19, but the girl could not remember the exact date of the abuse.The victim, who is the sister of Jude’s fiancé, was brough...

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Appalachian Arts Alliance approves design for new arts center

HAZARD — The Appalachian Arts Alliance, a board whose members include community leaders, educators, and artists, is moving forward with some big plans for downtown Hazard.In its last meeting, which was held on Sept. 11, the board voted unanimously to approve a construction design for a future community arts center.For close to a year now, the group has been working with InVision Hazard, a non-profit group formed last year to help revitalize downtown Hazard and the ...

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Gridiron Cats take week off; BBN gets set for Big Blue Madness

What were your first three thoughts immediately after the final horn in “The Swamp” Saturday night? Here were mine:1 - All you people, especially those among the media contingent, will you please finally confess that game officials’ decisions many times can and do make a difference in the outcome of games? I’m not saying there is an integrity, moral, or fairness issue here, just that their decisions or non-decisions on the field do decide the outcome of game...

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Lady Commodores derail Lady Engineers

On Saturday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores traveled to Estill County to take on the Lady Engineers. The Lady Commodores jumped out to the early lead, and derailed the Lady Engineers behind a strong defensive effort.Dallas Coots opened the scoring for Perry Central, taking the assist from Kelsey Lowe for the 1-0 lead. Coots followed the goal with another give and go with Lowe, giving the Lady Commodores the 2-0 lead.Just before the half, the Lady Commodores con...

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KYTC awards contracts for nine highway projects

JACKSON — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently awarded contracts totaling nearly $5 million for nine transportation projects within the Department of Highways District 10.

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Krypton native records debut country album

CHAVIES — Timothy Baker, a young musician from Krypton, has just recorded his debut country music album in Nashville.The album, titled “Let Me Drive,” is due to be released in early October. Baker, only 18, says he wrote all eight songs on the record - the lyrics and the music.“I chose not to do a self-titled album for the first one, just because the song (“Let Me Drive”) had a good feel, and I think it kind of made sense,” Baker...

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Students celebrate start of new semester

HAZARD — The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, located on Morton Boulevard, held a welcome back celebration for students and faculty of its academic programs last Thursday. Event organizers anticipated the attendance of hundreds of students and more than 50 faculty members.“This was an opportunity for us to welcome everybody back and let them meet each other,” said Beth Bowling, Project Manager for the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health.Part...

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Woman charged in injury collision

HAZARD — Police say a woman was driving on a suspended license when she ran a red light and her Jeep slammed into another vehicle, sending that driver to the hospital.The accident occurred on Highway 15 near Hazard Community College (HCC). A witness on the scene said the injured victim is a student at HCC.Officer James East with the Hazard Police Department (HPD) said based on statements received from both drivers, the Jeep ran the red light as it was coming into H...

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For Kentucky, entrepreneurial economy requires a new way of thinking

If you take a poll of the average person on the street and ask them, “What is it Kentucky should be most focused on?” the answer would overwhelmingly be “JOBS!” Nothing is more important to our state than promoting, creating and saving good jobs.

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